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Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Title: Anglia / Hispania. Fo CCLXXXVIIII.
Published in: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493
   
Size: 17.7 x 12.2 inches.
45.0 x 31.0 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: Dark impression on large sheet. In very fine condition. Size of paper : 450x310mm.
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Text page in Latin on recto a hill-side city in England with a series of gates leading up to a citadel. It is one of two woodcuts used for England in the work. On the verso is a view of a Spanish town. The views are fantasy but the earliest obtainable views.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.
The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations.
The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe
A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
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Hartman Schedel
Reference: Shirley, 6a.2. (for the English view).



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